Schalke 04 seem to have struck gold in their search for a successor to Christian Gross. According to several media reports, Dimitrios Grammozis will be the fifth coach of the current season in Gelsenkirchen.
The report image and the Ruhr news consistent. The German-Greek has long been considered a candidate for the Royal Blues, now the former SV Darmstadt coach is to lead the fortunes of Schalke.
Grammozis will take over immediately and will be on the sidelines in the remaining eleven league games in the Bundesliga. With nine points from 22 games, Schalke is beaten last, the deficit on the relegation place is already nine points. But even in the event of a descent, Grammozis should stay and tackle the resurgence project.
“We have to think beyond the season for every personnel decision that has yet to be made,” said Schalke’s supervisory board chairman Dr. Jens Buchta last. According to Sky There are still some contract details to be clarified, but it is assumed that Schalke can reach a final agreement on Tuesday.
Grammozis should also remain two coaches in the league
On Monday, club legend Mike Büskens led the training at Schalke, and the 52-year-old will continue to support him as an assistant coach in the future. “It is important to do it carefully and to see that there is a high probability that it will fit. This decision is extremely important for the future of FC Schalke 04,” said Peter Knäbel, successor to ex-sports director Schneider, in an interview with Schalke TV about the search for a head coach.
Steffen Baumgart (SC Paderborn) and the ex-Schalke Domenico Tedesco (Spartak Moscow) were also traded as possible coaches for a rebuilding in the 2nd division. But they would only be available in summer. Grammozis was already talking to Schalke last October, but Schneider decided on Manuel Baum, who only stayed in office for 79 days.